Mark Zuckerberg is known for a few things, being the CEO of Facebook is probably the best thing he’s known for, of course. I think I speak for all of us when I say we thank him for that gem! He and his wife Priscilla Chan are also huge contributors to charity, which is an amazing thing. They pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity. Three cheers! Let’s take a dive into all things Mark Zuckerberg house and cars!
While they’ve done an amazing job working to make the world a better place, Zuckerberg has also ticked some people off along the way…I mean, I wouldn’t mind having one of the richest people in the world as one of my neighbors, but it seems that view isn’t shared universally…
Where is Mark Zuckerberg House?
Our favorite social media kingpin owns homes scattered across the west, from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in Kauai, Hawaii, several homes in Palo Alto, California, Lake Tahoe, to the San Fransisco Bay Area. I can hardly keep my excitement at bay, so take a little walk with me through the many homes and estates of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.
Mark Zuckerberg House Palo Alto
Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home may look like a humble little abode, but when you take a peek at what’s going on in there, you realize that it just may be worth every penny. Loaded with over 5000 square feet and decorated modestly, this five-bedroom, five-bath home is a specimen in suburbia.
The kitchen in the Silicon Valley home is spacious and has a bit of country charm to it, but don’t be fooled by the laid-back look of this house! Not only does the bathroom feature a marble deep soak tub and heated floors, but the home is rumored to have been upgraded with Zuckerberg’s very own state-of-the-art, custom Artificial Intelligence Assistant. Alexa, is that you?
The backyard is my kind of place. It’s decked out with a spa, fireplace, an area for barbecues, entertainment pavilion, and a saltwater pool. And how much is Mark Zuckerberg house? Well, he bought the home in 2011 for 7 million dollars but has since played a bit of Crescent Park Monopoly, snatching up four other surrounding properties. He dropped $43 million on these according to the Wall Street Journal, planning to demolish and rebuild, although the city nixed that idea, so he renovated two, and rebuilt the others.
Mark Zuckerberg House Hawaii
Some might shy away from dropping such a fortune on a property or two, but I say if you’re buying in Kauai, go big or go home! Zuckerberg fanned the Benjamins and spent 100 million dollars on his jaw-dropping getaway on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
The properties include an 89% stake to a secluded beach known as Pila’a Beach, which is public but not easily accessible. Altogether I’m talking about 750 acres worth of amazing Hawaiian land, lush greenery, beaches, and even an old sugarcane plantation. You heard me. The plantation is also home to a working organic farm and has critters like goats and turtles.
Oh, and in case 750 acres didn’t sound like quite enough, have no fear! The Facebook CEO picked up another 89 acres for a quick $45 million. Ah, well, now we all feel better!
While I’m sure you’re interested in where the party’s at, and I’m here to tell you that we’re sleeping on the beach or jetting back off to the hotel at the end of the night, because at this point Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan haven’t quite put a house on it yet. He’s had a tug of war with Hawaiian locals, some of whom own deeds to some of the parcels on his land.
Kuleana, a very old Hawaiian value, means “responsibility.” According to the locals, their land was given to them in perpetuity, for all future generations. The idea of private land itself is foreign here, where land has always been sort of communal in nature.
Although he seems to be clashing with those on the island, he says his biggest aim in buying was “[dedication] to preserving its natural beauty.”
Mark Zuckerberg House San Francisco
Back stateside, in the bay area, on a street, upon a hill–in a bit of a rougher part of town, sits a townhouse Zuckerberg snatched up in 2013. The homes in this area are cute, with that real San Francisco feel to them. His home sits on a 9,800 square foot lot just bubbling over with sidewalk frontage–um, have you been to San Fran? This is a big deal! Apparently, if you are worth as much as a social media genius, you get a 70 square-foot curb.
The house reportedly dates all the way back to 1928, and in Dolores Heights, a few blocks from Market Street and The Castro. He bought the house for a cool $10 million but set the mood for a riotous block party when he spent around 1.6 million dollars to renovate the San Francisco Bay townhouse…and took 17 months to do it.
Neighbors took to social media and the city to complain that they couldn’t use the parking on their street because so many extra vehicles were around utilizing the space. I don’t imagine the noise was a pleasant thing to deal with, either, for a year-and-a-half, while he popped in a new entertainment room, greenhouse, and wine room. Take me for a tour, Zuck!
Mark Zuckerberg Lake Tahoe House
Last on our virtual tour of the Zuckerberg-Chan real estate is a bonus! Why? Because it’s a two-fer and includes some chin-scratchable nondisclosure agreements! The story goes that our Facebook mogul was in the market for another estate–or two–and decided to go about his purchases on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, California with more than a little bit of secrecy.
It wasn’t until the following year that news spread that it was Zuckerberg himself who picked up the Brushwood and Carousel Estates, as they are now called, for $59 million. The Carousel Estate is a picturesque beauty, and I mean it’s worth every penny, hands down. It is almost like a fairy tale house in the woods, white, rising out of lush greenery, surrounded by trees. It’s definitely a picture of surrealism.
It sits on three and a half acres, and there is a cute little path lined with flowers that shoots out from the house toward the lake. I don’t know about you, but I picture little kids picking flowers for their moms and grandmas to put in vases on the table in the kitchen. Seeing as the Zuckerberg-Chans have grown by one, this may not be all that crazy to picture.
Inside, the Carousel Estate is equipped with eight bedrooms and nine full- and one half-bath. Hang on–let me pick my jaw up off the floor. Okay, I’ll resume: the ceilings are high, it has a wood-burning stove, and has a caretakers’ quarters on the premises. This home is also broken up into three separate living quarters, distinguishable by breezeways so they’re all kept under the same roof. Family reunion at the Zuckerberg’s, anyone?
The Brushwood Estate, dated to the 1920s, was the bigger of the two real estate bills, at 37 million bucks. It sits right next to the Carousel Estate and grows the land he’d already bought by another six acres. This gives him a final Lake Tahoe land-buy of 9.5 acres, with 200 feet of private waterfront between the two properties. No knocking hips with strangers at the public beach because the place is so packed! I guess when you’re rich and famous you need the privacy, anyway…paparazzi and such. His private beach is also home to two docks–one pier-style dock long enough to accommodate a yacht that is fifty feet long!
The Brushwood Estate is loaded, as well, with six bedrooms, and a whopping five full-bathrooms and another two half-baths. The outside is amazing and showcases the lake beautifully among the trees, and you can also have a fire in the outside fireplace while you watch boats go by. I love that there is a guesthouse with this one, too. An extra perk.
Mark Zuckerberg Wife
A philanthropist and pediatrician, wife Priscilla Chan graduated from Harvard University and got a medical degree from UC San Francisco. She and Mark Zuckerberg have donated billions of dollars to charities, including San Francisco General Hospital, Bay Area public schools, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. ABCNews calls her one of the “most prominent philanthropic leaders of her generation,” based on her amazing contributions to education, healthcare, and science.
Currently, she’s on the warpath against rare diseases and is heading the “Rare as One” project aimed at building databases for people with rare diagnoses in order to help figure out how to resolve them. Go, Priscilla!
Did Mark Zuckerberg Graduate from College?
Much like another technology typhoon, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard University. In 2017, however, he returned to his old stomping grounds to deliver a commencement speech and they gave him an honorary degree, so technically no, but honorarily–yes!
Mark Zuckerberg House and Cars
What car does Zuckerberg drive, you ask? Lamborghini? Nope. Delorean? Nope. Our humble Facebook CEO actually drives a Honda Fit Hatchback. Fuel economy is crucial to a man with so many houses to travel between! In addition to the Honda, Zuck might be spotted cruising in a Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback or an Acura TSX Sedan. That, or he has taken to the skies!
How Much Money is Mark Zuckerberg Worth?
There are conflicting reports of Mark Zuckerberg’s actual net worth, but one thing is for sure: it’s more than 70 billion dollars, and possibly in the neighborhood of 75 billion dollars, ope, I’m sorry, I choked on the “B” in the B-B-Billion after the seventy-five there. Again, scooping my jaw off of the floor. It’s beginning to bruise.
Mark Zuckerberg Dog
What kind of person would I be if I solely talked about real estate, a deep soak tub, waterfront properties on the shores Lake Tahoe, and didn’t talk about a man’s dog? Brother to their baby girl, Max, his name is Beast. He is a Puli, a type of pooch that you couldn’t distinguish from a mop if they were side-by-side in a closet. The first time I saw him, in a picture of Mark Zuckerberg sitting on a couch with Beast lying beside him, I will truthfully tell you that I thought the pup was an odd choice of decorative pillow. A second glance, and he’s cuuuuuuuute!
…Where can I get one? Take all my money!